Linda Ghys is a Lecturer in Indigenous Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), a Graduate Certificate in Education - Specialisation (University Teaching) and is currently completing a PhD in Communication Studies for which she is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship. Her heritage includes Dutch, Belgian, English and Rom (‘Gypsy’) ancestry.
Linda began her academic teaching career in 2005 with the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, a School within the University of South Australia, as well as working with Indigenous students through the ITAS program. She also coordinated and taught several subjects to students studying with the SAIBT (South Australian Institute of Business and Technology). Prior to this, Linda had a long history of involvement with Adult and Community Education within the field of Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN).
I am currently undertaking a PhD in which I will continue to explore questions of representation within media discourse. The study will be directed towards print media communication and dissemination.
I am also continuing to work collaboratively with my supervisor Dr. Tangi Steen on media reporting of so-called Pacific Islander youth 'gangs' and gang culture, in which we are exploring the creation of 'space/spaces' related to such youth by Others. We were invited to present our findings at the Tongan Research Association conference at the University of California, Berkeley in December, 2009.